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Joshua Davis and his Volkswagen Passat

UPDATE Hit-and-Run driver in Borman double fatality turns self in

Contributed By:The 411 News

Two killed standing outside their car after crashing

Late Saturday evening, Indiana State Police Detective Gary Runde was contacted by a local police department that they may have information pertaining to the hit and run that occurred on I-80/94 earlier that day.

Further investigation showed that a local salvage yard was called to pick up a 2006 dark gray Volkswagen Passat that the owner wanted to scrap. The owner of the car mentioned to the salvage tow truck driver that the car had been involved in a crash.

After paying for the car and towing it back to their yard, the salvage company contacted their local police who contacted ISP. Detective Runde went to the address in the 2200 block of Carolina Street in Gary where the Passat was towed from and spoke to one of the residents.

While Runde was talking to the resident, the owner of the Passat, identified as Joshua Davis, 27, of Maywood, Illinois turned himself into Runde as the driver at the time of the fatal crash.

The preliminary investigation Saturday morning of the crash, by Troopers Will Carlson and James Brasseur, revealed at approximately 4:13 a.m., February 24, 2018, a 2002 Ford Explorer occupied by three people was east bound on I-80/94 when it sideswiped a semi-trailer.

The semi, 2009 Freightliner, owned by WTG Transport out of Bronx, New York, and driven by Levis Coreas, 39, of Miramar, Florida, was pulling a box trailer and was able to come to a stop on the outer shoulder.

The Explorer, after hitting the trailer, overcorrected, lost control and flipped over onto its roof.

The driver and front seat passenger crawled out the Explorer to assist a back seat passenger, identified as Michael T. McIntee, 29 of Gary, Indiana, when the Explorer was hit by a black Volkswagen (VW) four door.

After hitting the Explorer, the VW went off on the inner shoulder where it struck a 2004 Honda Pilot, driven by Ryan J. Vlasic, 37 of Madison, Alabama. Vlasic had initially pulled over on the inner shoulder, after the Explorer hit the semi, to see if he could be of any assistance. The driver of the VW, described as a black male, got out of the VW and then immediately got back into the car and took off east bound.

It is believed that the Passat hit the 2002 Ford Explorer and struck Nathaniel McIntee, 31 of Merrillville while standing outside the Ford on the interstate.

Jason Howard, 34, of Fairmont, West Virginia was the second fatality and was also standing with McIntee outside the Ford.

Davis is a suspended driver and was taken to Lake County Jail where he was formally charged Monday morning, February 26th, 2018, through the Lake County Prosecutor’s office for Leaving the Scene of a Crash causing Death, a Level 5 felony.



Joshua Davis and the Volkswagen Passat

Story Posted:02/26/2018

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